Locals rally together to save listed church

Locals rally together to save listed church

Locals have gathered together to save a listed church as it’s future hangs in the balance.

Stallingborough Church of St Peter and St Paul is at risk of closing it’s doors for good as dwindling congregation numbers has forced the Church of England to review the village church.

According to official data, 209 churches were forced to close between 2010 and 2019.

The Friends of Stallingborough Church was formed by a band of locals in a bid to save it from complete closure.

The group will be fundraising at a number of events in a bid to make alterations to the building, which will allow it to remain open as a festival church.

This would mean that the ninth century church would still host events for Christmas and Easter, as well as weddings, funerals and Christenings.

There will be a community meeting on Saturday 12 February at 11am where members pof the public can shae their thoughts on the Grade II listed building.

Chairman of the group Norman Coffey shared to Facebook: “I would like to inform you of how we can all help to hopefully secure the future of the church.

“It is our aim to maintain limited religious events and also to use the church for fund raising events and for Community events for the benefit of the village and the village school.

“Please come along, your imput is important to us.”

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